In some cases this may take several months, so it is wise to apply early.
Before you travel, you need to: Facilities: If your project has any special requirements, such as specialised equipment, techniques or literature, you will need to indicate how this equipment will be obtained, how you will obtain training for the specialised technique or how this literature will be accessed.
Your supervisory team will provide you with support to prepare your proposal.
The Graduate Education Officers also offer support with the provision of advice about the aim, format, submission of proposals and how they are assessed, as well as a range of support tools.
Include only these key points in your summary - do not include anything new.
You have the freedom to structure this section of your research proposal (aims, background and research project) in whatever way is most appropriate for your project and for your discipline.More details about ethics approvals are available from the Human Ethics Office and the Animal Ethics Office.Research Proposals can only be provisionally approved until approval is obtained.As your proposal is only 15 pages in total, refer only to the key references in your chosen research area.A more comprehensive literature review will be required for your thesis.Students enrolled in Ph D programs should also clearly indicate how the project is original.One of the assessment criteria for a Ph D is that is provides "an original contribution to knowledge of the subject with which it deals" Philips (1992) has listed different definitions or originality that might be useful (see Phillips, E. The Ph D: Assessing quality at different stages of its development in Zuber-Skerritt, O (ed.) Supervising Beginning Researchers.You may choose to complete some approved statistics units as you can enrol in up to 24 points of coursework units if the specified coursework units are necessary for completion of the degree program. A free statistical advice clinic is offered by the Centre for Applied Statistics which also offers regular statistics short courses.Skills development: You should assess if you need to develop any particular skills in order to complete your project.A simple guide to confidentiality and intellectual property issues is also available here, and includes an IP toolkit.If your project does not involve confidentiality, sensitivity or intellectual property, you should state clearly that no such issues exist.